Jenny Barkley of Ilinois' Paris Beacon News has issued the following report:
Dreams are coming true for Jeremy Casas of Marshall.
With the help of a woman who is inspired to bring excitement into the life of a sick child, he will soon meet Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon in California.
That was the wish that Casas expressed to his mother Tracy Houser when he decided upon a request.
"We were at home one day, and he said meeting the Osbornes was his greatest wish," said his mother.
Casas was diagnosed April 27, 2004, with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), three days after his 12th birthday.
While he was in the hospital, his family was approached by a wish granter from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
After thinking about it, he made his wish known.
"He watches the Osbournes' show on television and said he wanted to go meet them," said his mother. "And the Osbournes agreed!"
She said that while some might not understand the youth’s desire to meet the Osbournes, she feels they are people just like others.
"The only difference is, they are rich and they let the world see what's going on in their home, and we don’t," she said.
Through the assistance of April Jones in Paris, the Make-A-Wish Foundation was able to arrange for Casas' dream to be realized.
Annually, Jones conducts fund-raising efforts and the proceeds are combined to grant a wish for a child with a life-threatening illness.
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